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The Sandman Is Almost Too Faithful to Its Source Material

Netflix’s series treats Neil Gaiman’s comic like gospel. It needed to treat it like inspiration.

Inside That Gory House of the Dragon Premiere Episode

Never let it be said that a Game of Thrones property isn’t going to deliver big, brutal events.

After She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Read These 5 Comics

Marvel’s latest show on Disney+ introduces Bruce Banner’s cousin (and comedy) to the MCU. Here’s what to read after you’ve turned green with laughter.

Gabrielle Zevin Believes Games Show People Who They Really Are

In Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, the novelist explores the intimacy of gaming together.

NFTs Are Conquering Soccer

And not in a good way. 
Culture Guides

37 of the Best Films on Netflix This Week

Stuck for a good film on Netflix? Here are our picks for the best Netflix movies to feast your eyes on, updated weekly.
Culture Guides

42 of the Best Netflix Series to Binge-Watch Right Now

Struggling with what to watch on Netflix tonight? Look no further than the WIRED guide to the best Netflix TV shows in 2022. Updated weekly.
Podcast

This Week On The WIRED Podcast

NFTs and football; the unstoppable captcha. 

40 of the Best Films on Disney+ Right Now

Here's WIRED guide to the best classic flicks, Marvel movies, and Star Wars sagas on Disney+.
TV

Smiling Friends Is a Paean to the Internet’s Unruly Past

The Adult Swim show is a reminder of the days of good old-fashioned Flash animation.
Social Media

Bodies Bodies Bodies Is a Slasher Movie for the Extremely Online

Director Halina Reijn says she “tried to really swim in the ocean of that whole generation.”
Digital Culture

TikTok and Twitch Streamers Are Trading Sleep for Cash

“Interactive sleep streamers" accept donations from folks who want wake them up with lights or loud noises. Is it worth it? 
TV

The Endless Afterlife of The Sandman

Theoretically, Neil Gaiman finished his fantasy comic series in 1996. But studios and publishers keep reviving it—maybe not for the reason you think. 
Movies

Patton Oswalt on Life, Love, and Catfishing

The actor and comedian breaks down the net-heavy world of his new movie, I Love My Dad.
Music

Is Beyoncé’s Renaissance a Sign of the Apocalypse?

Probably not, but tell that to the conspiracy theorists.
Culture Guides

9 of the Best Films on Amazon Prime Right Now

From One Night in Miami… to Jiro Dreams of Sushi, these are the best films available on Amazon Prime.
Culture Guides

25 of the Best Amazon Prime Series Right Now

From The Underground Railroad to Good Omens, this is our pick of the best Amazon Prime series.
Roll The Dice

It’s Not Just Loot Boxes: Predatory Monetization Is Everywhere

The UK recently declined to regulate prize draws as a form of gambling, but does it matter? The industry has moved on to more problematic ways to make money.
TV

Alan Tudyk on His Favorite Sci-Fi to Watch Right Now

The Resident Alien star—and science fiction fan—gave WIRED his picks for the best shows on TV, from Severance to Peacemaker.
Music

This Hardcore Band Is a Product of the Internet—in the Best Way

Turnstile breaks most of the rules of their genre. Their fans, who grew up online and care less about convention, follow them because of it.
Books

Bookstagram Is Fueling an Unnerving Trend

Authors aren't above criticism—but when they're tagged in negative social media reviews of their books, it can stifle the conversation.
Cat's cradle

Stray’s Post-Apocalyptic World Evokes the Walled City of Kowloon

This now-lost city on the outskirts of Hong Kong is perhaps the most influential gaming location you've never heard of.
Video Games

This Band Wrote the Best Legend of Zelda Song of 2022

Among the Boston slowcore group's inspirations are The Ocarina of Time, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and Mario Party 3.
Connive to Survive

F1 22 Perfectly Simulates the Morality Vacuum of Formula 1

The new game is great at capturing the excitement of motor racing. It's even better at mirroring the sport's rampant commercialism.
Film

Thor: Love and Thunder’s Biggest Drawback? It’s Just for Fans

Taika Waititi’s Ragnarok follow-up is full of inside jokes that make it almost impenetrable to outsiders. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s not great either.